perjure

verb per·jure \ ˈpər-jər \
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of perjure

perjured; perjuring play \ˈpər-jə-riŋ, ˈpərj-riŋ\
1 : to make a perjurer of (oneself)
2 dated : to cause to commit perjury

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Origin and Etymology of perjure

Anglo-French parjurer, perjurer, from Latin perjurare, from per- detrimentally, for the worse + jurare to swear — more at per-, jury



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perjure

transitive verb per·jure \ ˈpər-jər \

legal Definition of perjure

perjured; perjuring
: to make a perjurer of (oneself)

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